INSIDER.COM’s Best Wedding Photos 2021

INSIDER.COM’s Best Wedding Photos 2021

I am feeling honored this week! This week I was named in’s best wedding photos of 2021. You can see the full piece here: “The Most Beautiful Wedding Pictures Captured in 2021”.

This unexpected feature marks the second year in a row that Insider has named me for the annual piece.

The photo featured is of Christine and Eric, who eloped with me in spring 2021. Christine and Eric were married in the redwoods at Glen Oaks in Big Sur, California. Afterward, we headed up the coast to embark on their first hike as a married couple. They tackled a fun hike through a canyon of redwoods and creek crossings, then ended the day enjoying a cloudy sunset by the ocean. best wedding photos 2021

Photography is not the only service I offer for elopements. I am actually an elopement guide as well, which means I help couples plan their day in advance. Together, we discuss locations for ceremony and portraits, adventure ideas, vendor recommendations and a customized day-of timeline. Eloping can feel daunting if you want to travel somewhere that may be a bit unfamiliar, which is why I am here to offer my expertise!

most beautiful wedding pictures captured in 2021

One of the best parts of working with Christine and Eric was witnessing their adventurous spirits. Above is a photo of the couple walking out to a rocky point after scaling down a steep cliff in full wedding garb! Their courage and curiosity is inspiring to me. “This is something we would normally do when exploring, so why not?!” they told me before hoisting skirts and pant legs to make the descent. best wedding photos of 2021 / Couple hikes through a redwood forest

Below is a clip of my feature in Insider’s piece on the best wedding photos of 2020

Full piece: The Most Beautiful Wedding Photos Taken in 2020

To see the full story of C & E’s elopement, head to this blog post I wrote about it!

Vendor credits:

Ceremony: Glen Oaks Big Sur

Beauty: Malina Terra

Officiant: Soaring Starkey

Flowers: Fleurs Du Soleil Monterey


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